And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. ESV Genesis 11:3
This fall our co-op didn’t have a teacher for the pre-engineering class. Since I wanted my son to take the class, I pulled the classic home school parent response: I volunteered to teach the class. Never mind I’ve never taken an engineering class. Or anything related to engineering. Praise God for the web! I’ve learned all sorts of cool things. Since I have had a lot of classes on the Bible, I looked for devotionals that would tie the Bible into engineering, and I was pleasantly surprised. The Bible is full of engineering stories! We are just a few chapters into Genesis and already I’m learning so much.
The greater application here is how the Bible applies to all of life. It’s not just a religious book. (And religion is not a tiny subset of our lives). In God’s Word, He has given us everything we need for life and Godliness. Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything is in the Bible (I don’t think it mentions quantum physics), but I think the Bible does address more than we would care to admit. Today we studied civil engineering. That’s exactly what they engaged in at the tower of Babel. A great application for us is that while God has enabled us to build amazing structures that make life infinitely easier, we should never take our focus off of God. The greater application is that no matter what we engage in, the Bible gives us guidance.
What are you doing today? How might the Bible give you guidance in that area? It may not specifically address everything God calls you to, but it will give you adequate guidance, and the Holy Spirit will fill in the rest.